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Prince George Hotel
Ranked #3 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
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“Decent hotel / Good value”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

We spent three nights at the Prince George Hotel at the start of our Nova Scotia vacation. The property skews upscale with a business-vibe; the decor is slightly dated but not offensive. The rooms are reminiscent of a 1990s Westin (cookie cutter but with comfortable beds, roomy closets, renovated shower stall bathroom). On the sixth floor where we stayed there was a small lounge with drinks and a coffee bar, and the handsome mahogany paneling on the hallway entrance was an indication of what the hotel could become if it invests in a full design upgrade.

The service was hit and miss. We sent a note in advance to ask a few questions about Nova Scotia attractions, and received a comprehensive and very helpful response from a concierge named Vincent Trioreau a few days later with some great suggestions. (Incidentally he also told us that the most famous restaurant in Halifax, The Five Fisherman, had lost its luster. We went there anyway, and it was dreadful.)

We had reserved an Executive Suite and when we arrived there was some scuffling behind the front desk. After a few minutes the desk clerk told us that the A/C was broken in our suite and that we would be put into a different (smaller) room. (They also gave us a price break, unsolicited.) They also told us that the A/C would be fixed in the morning and that we could change rooms then. The next morning, the maid came to our door and told us that the people had checked out of our original suite, and that it would be ready for us shortly. We asked -- "there were people there last night? The A/C wasn't broken?" and she replied -- "That's right. Did the front desk get confused about that?" So that was an unfortunate experience.

One other point about this hotel: Our meal at Gio was great. Best meal we had in all of Nova Scotia.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Scott T, General Manager at Prince George Hotel, responded to this review, 21 August 2013
Sounds fishy to me too ZackClaudeLeo - my apologies for whatever confusion occurred. We are quite excited with the upgrades we have planned and I hope you have a chance to revisit to let us know what you think. GIO is a huge asset to our hotel and I am glad you enjoyed your meal. I will definitely share your kind words with the Kitchen and GIO service team - thank you again.
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

We spent 4 nights at the Prince George Hotel. It is in a great location to walk to the wharf and many good restaurants. We had a view of the wharf, access to the summit lounge. It was very clean, lots of towels, comfy bed and all the amenities!

Room Tip: We were on the top floor, wharf side so a great view. Can be noisy with 4 am bar noise, but if your...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Scott T, General Manager at Prince George Hotel, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Thanks for the fantastic shout out Mileshighhorses - we appreciate you staying with us and for your support. Do it all again next summer? We hope so.
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

As a seasoned traveller and former Hotel operator I was blown away with every aspect of this facility. Amazing "Guest Services" and attention to detail. Best overall hotel experience ever. Special mention to Maureen (Reservations) and Penny (Manager of Guest Services), Who went above the call and made our visit extraordinary. The Prince George epitomizes the spirit of hospitality. We wouldn't think of staying anywhere else during future visits to Halifax.

Room Tip: I don't think you can go wrong here. But, If you a room on the Crown Floor, You won't be dis...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Scott T, General Manager at Prince George Hotel, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Gee Whiz J E O - Thank you very much for such a glowing review. The bar is set now so here's to hoping we can welcome you back very soon and jump way over it! Thanks again.
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

While on our East Coast road trip, my friends and I got into a big car accident. We retrieved all our luggage from the impound lot and made our way to Halifax for the night before heading back home. We had no reservation for this hotel, but the Guest Services Manager made sure we received prompt accommodation. There was no waiting whatsoever, the staff helped carry in our bags, and then left us to enjoy a beautiful, clean hotel room. The location is perfect, right down the road from the harbour and across the street from many pubs and attractions. I would definitely recommend staying at this place. We even got a complimentary bottle of wine just because Penny (guest services manager) sympathized with our situation. She's an amazing person and so is this hotel! Go for it.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Scott T, General Manager at Prince George Hotel, responded to this review, 15 August 2013
We hope everything is fine now Liza C. I am glad we could accomodate you and even more than that take your mind of things if even for only a little while. Maybe next time you can spend some time with us under better circumstances. Thank you for taking the time to mention Penny. She loves looking after our guests and I am sure you will agree.... she is FANTASTIC at it.
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

We stayed for 3 nights, registration was a breeze, we were in our room within 10 minutes of entering the hotel. The room was large, very clean, nicely appointed. Everything was in the room that we needed. Husband enjoyed the Keurig and the supplied coffees. There was 2 weddings on on the Saturday but we still did not have to wait for elevators (which incidentally run very quietly). We did ask for extra ilk and cream one night when we came back in, it was delivered to our room in less than 10 minutes. All the staff at the hotel were very pleasant, we didn't eat at the restaurant but only because we ate whilst exploring Halifax. The hotel is excellently positioned, though walking up the hill after a day of exploring can be a challenge. Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Scott T, General Manager at Prince George Hotel, responded to this review, 15 August 2013
Thank you Rafiki O - see you next time.
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Toronto, ON
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

My wife and I travel to Halifax quite often, and we've never found a go-to hotel. Most of the hotels are the same bland chains, and the "boutique" hotels are really just large B&Bs. It's been years since I've tried the Prince George so I decided to give it another shot. Since we were staying three nights we thought we'd need a little more space, and decided to book an Executive King Suite. The extra space was great, especially since I like to get up and read the paper while my wife likes to sleep in. The bathroom was huge too...the shower alone was bigger than some hotel room bathrooms I've seen.

Service was very good too...no problem with any of my requests.

Not sure if this will become our go-to Halifax hotel, but we had a solid experience this time.

Room Tip: The suite was great, but be forewarned: a lot of families book the suites rather than a separate roo...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Scott T, General Manager at Prince George Hotel, responded to this review, 15 August 2013
Come on LtDan..... Forrest Gump would make us his go-to hotel - lol. I truly hope we can become your home EVERY single time you visit Halifax. Thank you for the great review.
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Prince George for three nights. The location is excellent being in the middle of Halifax and only a short walk to the wharf area, which is the main tourist area of Halifax.The hotel itself is more a a boutique style in a charming way.We stayed on the Crown floor, the rooms are very generous in size and well laid out. The bed was really comfortable with a generous size bathroom. Staff were friendly and informative, it was the middle of summer so we took advantage of a daily swim in a nice pool area.We enjoyed our stay at the hotel and would certainly return if we are fortunate enough to do so.

Room Tip: Stay on the Crown floor, well worth the extra cost
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Scott T, General Manager at Prince George Hotel, responded to this review, 15 August 2013
Very kind alastair4 - thank you for choosing to stay with us.
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Property: Prince George Hotel
Address: 1725 Market St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N9, Canada
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Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax > Downtown Halifax , South End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Halifax
#2 Romantic Hotel in Halifax
#2 Family Hotel in Halifax
#3 Business Hotel in Halifax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Prince George Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 203
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
World-class hotel excellence in the heart of downtown Halifax. Experience the sophistication and charm of The Prince George Hotel, from the moment you arrive to the time you checkout, you'll love our Four Diamond service and impeccably appointed accommodations. Our 200+ stylish guestrooms and suites feature contemporary design and luxe amenities for an unparalleled hotel experience that will please even the most discerning of travellers. ... more   less 
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